Academic Advisor I

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Mar 18, 2020
Full time   Advising/Counseling/Support

Job Description


Academic Advisor I
Georgia Southern University

Requisition Number: STA002693

Department: 3900103160 - WCHP Advisement Ctr

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:
Waters College of Health Professions, Advisement Center. The Academic Advisor I serves as frontline contact for undergraduate students for developmental academic advising to drive engagement and empower students to achieve their academic and career goals; build formative relationships with students by interpreting information concerning course descriptions, program requirements, prerequisites, and registration procedures; and plays a vital role in maximizing undergraduate students' persistence to graduation.

Essential Functions

  • Advises students on course options and developing academic schedules; monitors student academic progress and makes appropriate referrals to campus resources as needed.
  • Monitors student academic progress and refers students to campus resources.
  • Supports students in establishment of academic and career goals; and identifies challenges that may negatively impact student success.
  • Understands and abides by student privacy regulations such as Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Provides current and prospective students with in-depth information regarding course descriptions, prerequisites, program requirements, and registration procedures.
  • Assists in resolution of individual academic problems.
  • Participates in new student orientation events (SOAR) through creating and giving presentations, advisement, registration, problem solving, and course evaluations.
  • Reviews and performs preliminary evaluation of transcript and provides early advisement to transfer students.
  • Processes change of major request to include: counseling students on major and course requirements, following up to ensure assignment of advisor and major change in Banner.
  • Provides support to faculty mentors and creates advising materials and checklists in consultation with departments and colleges.
  • Assists with data collection, entry, analyses and creation of statistical reports.
  • Contacts students by emails, flyers, and phone calls to schedule appointments and provide notification of meetings and special events.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate student files and records through academic file maintenance to include: creating folders, posting grades, and auditing of students' degree and program for correct information in Banner.
  • Represents Center and College at meetings, open houses, and recruitment events.
  • Participates with Advisor II and III on special projects or tasks as assigned/approved by supervisor
  • Performs related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Minimum Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree

Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: No

Minimum Experience Required:
One or more years of related work experience

Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: No

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Effective communication skills (verbal and written); developed organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; legally authorized to work in the United States; and successful completion of background investigation prior to employment

Preferred Education:
Master’s Degree

Preferred Experience::

Salary Range: $38,000

Job Open Date: 03/16/2020

Job Closing Date: 4/6/2020

Special Instructions Summary:

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